Keyword : Inflation

Retail inflation at four-month low, industrial output not so encouraging

While retail inflation in April fell to a four-month low of 4.87 per cent, the annual growth in production at factories, mines and utilities slowed to 2.1 percent in March, the slowest pace since l

Protein intake expensive as inflation goes up, so is industrial output

As Maggi controversy alters the household consumption habits, the retail inflation is going to make changes in the family budgets as pulses and protein-rich food items turn expensive.  Consume

Why petrol price has gone up putting burden on household budget

While food inflation continues to rise and fears of weak monsoon may further push up the prices of pulses and vegetables, the fuel retailers have added expenditure to the households budget by incre

Inflation and assets are on top of RBI agenda in its annual report

Reserve Bank of India will focus on lower of inflation, faster resolution of distressed assets and ensuring banks have enough capital. Governor Raghuram Rajan said in the central ban

RBI has scope to cut rates, feels IMF

While asking the central banks of advanced economies to "maintain supportive policies" and refrain from raising interest rates too quickly, the International Monetary Front (IMF) has said

Wholesale prices index inflation falls to historic low, concern over deflation

The fear has always been in the air and today’s figures add to the anxiety. Deflationary trend continued for the 10th month in a row with inflation plunging to a historic low of (-)4.95% in A

RBI cuts repo rate by 50 basis points to boost economy

The Reserve Bank of India has cut the repurchase, or repo rate by 50 basis points to 6.75%, the lowest the key interest rate has been in four years. In a big boost for the markets and economy, RBI

"Urad dal and moong dal are Rs 200 a kilo. Is that development?"

 Five years ago the road leading to Nunglamubarik village in western Uttar Pradesh, some 150 km from Delhi, was lined with sugarcane crops. Poplar tree cultivation was just picking up in this

Inflation in prices of pulses sharpest in a decade

As the families struggle to maintain balanced diet in view of sky-rocketing prices of pulses, CRISIL research, in a report, has said that this price-rise has been the sharpest in a decade. Accordin

Beyond the rate: Rajan’s prognosis for economy

In the second bi-monthly monetary policy statement of 2016-17, RBI governor Raghuram G Rajan on Tuesday decided to keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged

Inflation hits people, prices of pulses go sky high

That time of the year has come again when basic commodities try to shrug off their ‘basic’ tag. Providing sudden unrest to the public’s budget, this trend is invariably seen every

India to create a buffer stock of pulses: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Indian government is negotiating with countries like Mozambique, Malawe, Canada and Myanmar, to buy pulses to end the chronic and recurring price rise, said Nirmala Sithraman, commerce and in

Pay panel: what it means for bureaucrats, economy and industry

With the union cabinet having accorded its approval to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Co

India’s economic growth below potential, says Rajan

Outgoing reserve bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan feels that India’s economic growth is below its potential. In a foreword to RBI’s annual report 2015-16, Rajan highl

Industrial output down, inflation at 5.05 percent

 India’s industrial output declined by 2.4 percent in the month of July after it had climbed 1.95 percent the month before. However, the government data also showed a slower inflation at

Inflation rises

The official Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for ‘All Commodities’ for February, 2017 rose by 0.5 percent to 185.5 (provisional) from 184.6 (provisional) for the previous month, authoriti

Is runaway taxation stifling the Indian economy?

An archetypal Indian, let us call him Ram Lal, pays water tax, municipal tax, road tax, house tax, sales tax, central sales tax, professional tax, value added tax, octroi,  service tax

Wholesale price index inflation down

The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 2.60% (provisional) for the month of September, 2017 (over September,2016) as compared to 3.24% (provisional) fo

Consumer price index for industrial workers goes up

The consumer price index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) for October, 2017 has increased by 2 points, authorities said on Friday. On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6 percent

 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.0 per cent.



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